With certain stressors in my life these days, I find myself wondering how my fellow INTP's react. What are your stress triggers? And what, praytell, helps you find your serenity once again?
Myself? Under stress or perhaps i'll call it confrontation, I detach. I seem to exist less in 'the here and now' and into the tortoise shell of my mind. I'm calm, i never lose it, and i chose my words more carefully than before.
Albiet, i'll flare my nostrils, clench my jaw, and become quite rigid in posture. I don't see red, i see the problem.
As to flight or fight. I'm definitely flight. If the source of the confrontation won't withdraw or see reason, then i find a way to escape.
If there is a person causing the senselessness, and not allowing me to escape using all possibilities i can think of, i've seen myself break - put a fist or foot thru a wall, or physically fend off my oppressor until they back off or allow me leave.
Calming myself is a matter of getting alone-time. Simple as that. To wind down? a book, a beer or wine, quiet, no time limits or impatient people.
Triggers? ...there's alot i could list. But the severe one is, generally, anything putting pressure on me (Ooor angry yelling, i freeze right up, but i think that's a childhood thing). As long as i feel i have the freedom to choose and when, then i can be moved. Once someone starts giving restrictions, yes/no options, time limits, or ultimatums, i'm done. I'll automatically become as stubborn [if not worse] as a mule.
What about all of you? How does one tell if you're stressed, agitated or angry?